Chief, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Head, Family Planning Section
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Family Planning Fellowship
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
New York, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Honors and Awards
Best Poster Award (Third Place), North American Forum on Family Planning Annual Meeting, 2012
National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011
Accomplished Teaching Citation, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2011
Notable Teaching Citation, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010
Sally Perlman Best Poster Award, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Conference, 2010
Areas of Interest
Hall K, Reame N, O’Connell K, Rickert V, & Weshoff C. Influence of depressed mood and psychological stress symptoms on perceived oral contraceptive side effects and discontinuation in young minority women. Contraception. Published online ahead of print June 4, 2012. PMID: 22673038.
Hall K, Reame N, O’Connell K, Rickert V, & Weshoff C. An exploratory analysis of associations between eating disordered symptoms, perceived weight changes and oral contraceptive discontinuation among young minority women. J Ad Health. Published online ahead of print June 19, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth. 2012.04.015.
White KO and Westhoff C. “The effect of pack supply on oral contraceptive pill continuation: a randomized controlled trial.” Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011;118(3):615-622.
Hall KS, White KO, Reame N and Westhoff C. “Studying the use of oral contraception: a review of measurement approaches.” Journal of Women’s Health 2010;19(12):2203-2210.
O’Connell K, Jones H, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M. “First trimester surgical abortion practices: a survey of National Abortion Federation Members.” Contraception 2009;79(5):385-92.
O’Connell K, Jones H, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M. “Second trimester surgical abortion practices: a survey of National Abortion Federation Members.“ Contraception 2008;78(6):492-9.
Wiegerinck MMJ, Jones HE, O’Connell K, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M, Westhoff CL. ”Medical abortion practices: a survey of National Abortion Federation members in the United States.” Contraception 2008;78(6):486-91.
O’Connell K, Westhoff CL. “Pharmacology of hormonal contraceptives and acne.” Cutis 2008;81(supp1):8-12.